Ford S-Max 2006 vs Ford C-Max 2010

Ford S-Max
2006 - 2010
Ford C-Max
2010 - 2015
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chain and beltTiming chain and belt


Power: 140 HP140 HP
Torque: 320 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.2 seconds9.6 seconds
Ford S-Max and Ford C-Max have the same engine power, the torque is the same for both cars. Ford S-Max reaches 100 km/h speed 0.6 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.45.1
Real fuel consumption: 7.1 l/100km6.5 l/100km
The Ford C-Max is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Ford S-Max consumes 1.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford C-Max, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Ford S-Max could require 195 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Ford S-Max consumes 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford C-Max.
Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1090 km in combined cycle1170 km in combined cycle
1290 km on highway1360 km on highway
980 km with real consumption920 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 560'000 km560'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 9 years9 years


Length: 4.77 m4.38 m
Width: 1.85 m1.83 m
Height: 1.66 m1.63 m
Ford S-Max is larger.
Ford S-Max is 39 cm longer than the Ford C-Max, 2 cm wider, while the height of Ford S-Max is 3 cm higher.
Seats: 7 seats5 seats
Trunk capacity: 854 litres432 litres
Trunk capacity with 7 seats: 854 litresno data
Trunk capacity with 5 seats: no data432 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
2100 litres1684 litres
The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Ford S-Max (by 416 litres).
Turning diameter: 11.6 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Ford S-Max is 0.7 metres more than that of the Ford C-Max, which means Ford S-Max can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`5052`050
below average

Ford C-Max has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Ford S-Max has serious deffects in 45 percent more cases than Ford C-Max, so Ford C-Max quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 38005600
Rating in user reviews: 7.9/10 6.8/10
Pros and Cons: Ford S-Max has
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
Ford C-Max has
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
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